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I'm your host, Jester. I've been an EVE Online player for about six years. One of my four mains is Ripard Teg, pictured at left. Sadly, I've succumbed to "bittervet" disease, but I'm wandering the New Eden landscape (and from time to time, the MMO landscape) in search of a cure.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Picture of the Week: Timeline

Choosing a picture of the week is obvious, really, given the number of Titans on display this week.  If you imagine this picture as a timeline, with time increasing from left to right, then it also becomes quite a good metaphor for the number of supercaps in EVE Online increasing over time:


The "super-caps bad, m'kay?" metaphor becomes even more amusing if you decide that the color of the nebula also reflects the overall health of the game...  January 2012  is where the cool blue nebula turns an angry red and Titans spread across the entire vertical portion of the image. ;-)

10 comments:

  1. Mmm that imagery does reflect that super cap game pretty well, although your bit about the color nailed it on the head.

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  2. Man, that clone tool in Fotoshop is getting a work out!

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  3. Did I tell you about the part where I watched PL camp a gate with 16 titans, 10 moms and an Onyx?

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  4. "Power creep is the gradual unbalancing of a game due to successive releases of new content.[1] The phenomenon may be caused by a number of different factors and, in extreme cases, can be damaging to the longevity of the game in which it takes place.

    As new expansions or updates are released, new game mechanics or effects are introduced, making it increasingly difficult for older content to remain in balance without changes. Usually, this means new content releases grow successively more powerful while older content becomes relatively underpowered

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  5. That was in branch (forget the name of the system). Right AFTER the node came back up after CCP Veritas tried to turn on TiDi. Fun fight, if a lot laggy with a couple Alpha fleets of Maels vs Drakes and Tengus.

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  6. I don't know if it is exactly what you would call power creep. Titans have been around for a while and although there have been various changes to their abilities, the big problem seems to be that they are cheap for large alliances and that they rarely die. Everything in EVE seems to reward you doing it in ever increasing numbers. This is the problem of the blob. Titans were not dying faster than they could be built and number of titans is strongly correlated with alliance strength. The end result is a titan blob. This isn't like WoW where with every expansion they release new armor and swords. This is something different.

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  7. And yet, in the far end to the right there are no titans. I wonder if this could be an omen, unlikely as it is.

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  8. I can't say I've ever seen so many buttplugs in a single image.

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  9. Yay supercap creep. Yay ISK creep. Also not to forget, all hail our new carebear overlords... :-/ as I recently remarked on EVE's facebook updates with the "gatecamping 101" devblog: Oh, you mean PvP is still encouraged?? Mildly trolling, but it seems that hisec is getting "sec"-cer, not to mention richer...

    I may not be a vet, but I sure as fuck am bitter. Finally reaching "endgame" with sov-null, and being told that when I need ISK to pay for PvP, "go to hisec and farm incursions"... what. the. fuck.
    Really just makes me want to throw up my hands and say fuck it. Why even bother? Why don't we all just move to hisec and shoot each other with laz0rs with "luuuuv" crystals (T2 of course)? Only til it hits hull, of course. heh.

    Yes, if I quit you can haz my stuff, Jester. lol.

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  10. Most people won't even see that many BSes in one place.

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